Friday, July 11, 2008

Setting Free The Bears.

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It's the final indicator signally that we've officially entered a down market—badly Photoshopped bears have started showing up in investment advertising. Here, Swiss broker MIG Investments gleefully throws in a sleuth of starving bears looking for some low-hanging, overly-aggressive yummy investor meat. Gone for the foreseeable future from the ad pages of your finance mags are lions and horses and rhinos and giant apes. Look for lots of bears. Maybe a dead bull or two. Brokerages should probably consult their lawyers for proper bear ad usage.
(scanned from the latest Equities magazine)

8 Comments:

Blogger Jetpacks said...

Badly Photoshopped?

Those shadows are so REAL!

Dead bull...nice.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Iagos said...

I for one look forward to badly photoshopped bears playing poker.

They could be wraith bears and so they don't leave a normal shadow.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

"Confidence is Capital"

Would I want my broker to pull such hair-raising stunts with my cash? Think not. That's not confidence, that's overconfidence. Hey, we're Swiss, we can do this. Famous last words.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's bear week.
www.ptownbears.org

1:41 PM  
Blogger Janitor said...

Could they be following our lead?

Don't fear the bear: http://www.steadyhand.com/

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confidence in what--the climbing ropes?

Oh, wait... he's got hooks galore hanging off him, but no actual rope.

Maybe it's the bears that are confident.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Shona said...

Do bears hang out in mountain climbing places? Aside from the photoshopping, the enviroment is throwing me; I keep wondering what the bearfolk are doing there.

2:15 AM  
Anonymous racer said...

Is it just me, or does that logo look like the txtmsg abbreviation for "oh my god" as in "OH MY GOD, they lost 76% of our retirement money on Brazilian Hog Futures!"?

9:39 AM  

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